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Aceh quake: Singapore reaches out to victims

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Agencies and individuals in Singapore are making efforts to help victims of Wednesday’s earthquake in Indonesia.

The 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Aceh province in Sumatra has left at least 102 dead, more than 750 injured and more than 11,000 displaced. 359 more words

Current Affairs

Today in disaster resilience (9 December 2016)

Please find below some links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week…

Current emergencies/disasters

Death Toll Rises to 14 in Gatlinburg; Residents Get First Look at Wildfire Devastation… 1,506 more words


Kitchen disaster

Last Sunday I was mulling wine for my choir’s Advent concert like every year. The mulled wine boiled over slightly and I didn’t think much of it – until I realised it had tripped the fuse. 416 more words

Disease threatens thousands in Haiti after Matthew

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Three months after Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti, the Caribbean island is slowly making a recovery.

The hurricane killed more than 1,000 people and hundreds of thousands were displaced – now forced to live in temporary shelters such as schools. 115 more words


More than 11,100 people displaced due to Aceh quake: Disaster agency

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

JAKARTA – More than 11,100 people have been displaced from their homes due to the widespread damage caused by the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Aceh province on Wednesday. 572 more words

Current Affairs

12 April 2015, Sunday - First Emergency Pastoral Care Meeting for Family Members in Düsseldorf (3)

We have breakfast with other family members and talk to a couple about our age who have lost their daughter. Like most of the others they live in NRW (North Rhine Westphalia). 563 more words